Private Pilot Certificate

Privileges and Limitations

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As a Private Pilot you may:

  • Fly yourself and your passengers anywhere that your aircraft is capable of going.
  • Fly during daylight and at night.
  • Fly any type of aircraft, although certain types of aircraft may require additional training appropriate to those aircraft, i.e. large turbine powered aircraft, multi-engine aircraft, aircraft that land on water, etc.
  • Share the pro-rata operating expenses of a flight with your passengers.


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  • You must be at least 16 years of age to solo and 17 years of age to receive the certification.
  • You must pass a Third Class medical exam administered by an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.
  • Complete the Cessna Online Training Course (or equivalent ground training) and pass a written test on aeronautical knowledge, with a score of 70% or better.
  • Log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least: 20 hours with an Instructor and 10 hours of solo flight.
  • Pass an FAA Flight Check for the Private Pilot Certification.

Get your Private Pilot Certificate for as little as $15,000.00

**Costs are based on the minimum flight and training times required to obtain the necessary skills. Actual times may be greater than those shown. All training time is billed by the hour and the actual cost will depend on the amount of training required to get the rating. Estimate does not include taxes.

* Headset Rentals are available if you do not have your own pair. Ask us about our rent to own headset program.

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